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CHL No. 379 Fort Reading - Shasta


NO. 379 FORT READING - Fort Reading, established on May 26, 1852 by Second Lieutenant E. N. Davis, Co. E, 2nd Infantry on the orders of Lieutenant Colonel George M. Wright, was the first and largest fort in Northern California. It was named in honor of Pierson Barton Reading and stood in a clearing of 10 acres. The fort was abandoned in June 1867.


Dersch Road just west of Cow Creek. (0.6 mi E of intersection of Deschutes and Dersch Rds, 6 mi NE of Anderson)
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NO. 379 FORT READING - Marker